Lumbago: origin and treatment

You feel sudden back pain and can hardly stand up? If the pain is primarily in the lower back, it may be lumbago. Lumbago is a sign of weak back muscles, which can indicate problems with the ligaments or joints of the spine. Coupled with paralysis or numbness, a doctor should be consulted. However, if it is a common case of lumbago, one thing above all helps: exercise.

Exercises against lumbago

Many sufferers make the mistake of trying to rest all day after lumbago. However, in case of lumbago, it is recommended to move, because a resting posture can increase the pain level and slow down the healing. What helps are long walks or simple movements. On the other hand, prolonged sitting and standing should be avoided at all costs. Overall, it is important that the body is neither overloaded nor underloaded.

Exercises lying down

Easy movement patterns help eliminate the pain and get the musculoskeletal system fully working again. To do this, lie on your back with your legs up at a right angle. The lower legs can be placed on a chair.

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Quick help for lumbago Physiotherapy practice Berlin-Mitte Christian Marsch

Finally, get into the side position and gently move the pelvis forward and backward to get into a slight hollow back and then straighten the back again. This exercise should not hurt, but feel relaxed.

Use of heat for lumbago

Heat can also help relieve pain.

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Lumbago help against pain physiotherapy practice Berlin-Mitte Christian Marsch

A hot bath, hot water bottle, or heat patch can stimulate circulation and relax muscles.

Physiotherapy

Anyone who suffers from lumbago can assume that the back muscles have been in poor condition for a long time. The reason for this may be the lack of exercise or overload.

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Lumbago Physiotherapy Practice Berlin Mitte Christian Marsch

It is important to keep the back fit with regular exercise, otherwise it can lead to long-term illnesses. Physical therapy can teach exercises to strengthen the back muscles that can be done in between or routinely. Manual physiotherapy in the form of palpation, massage or kneading can also be helpful during lumbago.

Painkillers

Many people who suffer lumbago immediately turn to pain pills. However, such medications should only be taken when the pain is truly unbearable. In this case, a doctor should be contacted who can prescribe mild pain pills.

Lumbago can be interpreted as an alarm signal that should be responded to without fail. Take care of your body’s fitness by paying attention to the balance between exercise and relaxation and look forward to a long-term healthy musculoskeletal system.